Carnival 2015 Queen contestants sign contracts

The contestants
The contestants

The seven young ladies, who will vie for the title of Miss Dominica 2015, had an opportunity to sign their contracts on Friday.

The contestants are Normanna Jno Baptiste, 24 from Tarish Pit, Keianna John, 22 of Salisbury, Odessa Elie, 19 from Bath Estate, Beyandra Blanchard from Point Michel, Charis Nation, 20 from Castle Bruce, Patrice Dorsette, 20 from Marigot and Kelcia Righton, 21 from Kingshill.

Chairperson of the Queen Show Committee, Romualda Hyacinth said over the past eight years Dominica has measured a record of success at regional pageants.

“Our reigning queens have gone to the Miss Carival, Miss Jaycees, Miss Caribbean Culture, Miss Caribbean World and Miss World competitions and have done well,” she said at the contract signing ceremony held at the office of the Dominica Festival Committee (DFC). “For instance from 2007 to 2014 we have won Miss Carival, Miss Jaycees, Miss Caribbean Culture four times each and Miss Caribbean World twice. Whether titles were not won by Dominica, the contestants placed first or second.”

According to Hyacinth, the 2015 Carnival Queen Show will be one filled with elegance, class and most of all, “a showcase of brain and beauty.”

She stated further that, the journey for the young ladies will be a challenging one, “but all the young ladies will testify to the fact this pageant is a life challenging experience.”

The contestants are expected to compete in four rounds: costume, performing talent, swim wear, evening wear and question and answer.

“The general public and potential sponsors will have a chance to view what the ladies have to offer at the Queen Show Pre-Show on Saturday 20, December 2014,” Hyacinth revealed.

Meanwhile, product promotions manager and events director at the DFC, Kathy Cuffy Jno-Jules, said the committee is very pleased with the seven selected beauties and is confident that they will perform exceptionally well and serve as good ambassadors for Dominica.

She urged businesses to come on board early to sponsor the young ladies.

“It is all about partnership,” she noted. “Partnership is a critical component in ensuring the successful 2015 Carnival for Dominica. Your support, in the form of sponsorship, will continue to be sought as a we have always done in the pass. We urge you to come on board early to symbolize your respective commitment and support to one of Dominica’s biggest event.”

So far Odessa Elie, who is a teacher of the Convent High School, is the only contestant to have received full sponsorship from BIG EDGE and first time sponsor, Miniyas 7/11 Mini Mart.

The pageant is expected to take place on Friday 13, February 2015 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium.

List of Contestants and Chaperone:

Normanna Jno. Baptiste- Techa Cuffy
Keianna John – Juanita Jules
Odessa Elie  – Jacqueline Andre
Beyandra Blanchard – Tahera Blanchard
Charis Nation – Cynthia Walsh
Patrice Dorsette- Nerissa Dorsette
Kelcia Righton – Chandra Irish

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  1. December 20, 2014

    The winner of Ms Dominica 2015 will come from a humble rural community. And that is Castle Bruce so Charis Nation will be victorious in the upcoming pageant. She is humble, caring, considerate, helpful, photogenic, talented, and she great at question and answers. She is the true Ms Dominica 2015 :-D :wink: :lol: :-D

  2. Laura
    November 24, 2014

    Kelsia & Odessa got my full vote of confidence! Win that crown Queenies!!

  3. Johnnieboy
    November 24, 2014

    Go for it Ms. Pointe Michel , you stand out .

  4. Anonymous
    November 24, 2014

    go for it Ms. Pointe Michel you really stand out .

  5. lol
    November 24, 2014

    ODESSA has it in the palm of her hand love u

  6. sweets
    November 24, 2014

    girls are beautiful. love Miss Point Michel all the way, she is beautiful

  7. grell
    November 24, 2014

    none impressive!

  8. Anonymous
    November 23, 2014

    Dominicans why ? no one fear skin girl, why are the girls so ugly with all that makeup. you better get one indigenous girl in that contest, that all i have to say…………………….people wake up too many ugly girls…….

    • Ms Polly Teaks
      November 24, 2014

      Anonymous instead of criticizing the young ladies, go and learn to spell. Dunce cat

    • perfectly perfect
      December 21, 2014

      Odessa kinda shabine

  9. Ideal
    November 22, 2014

    Beautiful ladies, good luck but I am routing for Patrice Dorsette

  10. Please
    November 22, 2014

    DNO can you please identify the ladies. Congratulations and best wishes to all.

  11. Bomboclat
    November 22, 2014

    All the way with kelcia

  12. November 21, 2014

    Hello and good evening my people. First I want to congratulate all the ladies and may the one who best impress the judges win. Now DNO why can’t you attached a photograph of the ladies to their name and why would you put a photo where one can’t see the face of some of the ladies. Don’t you have a quality control specialist on staff.

  13. November 21, 2014

    Contestant…Beyandra Blanchard from Pointe Mitchell her age not on the list, I would like to see Obsesa Elie our next carnival queen for 2015, Make Elie’s proud miss Elie, I wish you good luck and I will travel to Dominica for carnival, I’ll be there for Queen show.i Hope There’s a Sponsor For you, If you need contribution Setup a website I will contribute.

  14. oh yeah
    November 21, 2014

    Team Kelcia!!!!! Beauty Brains AND body

  15. Morancie
    November 21, 2014

    Come on sponsors, the contestants are appealing.
    Please sponsor or partner like the two sisters…..BIg Edge and MIniyas

  16. Mover
    November 21, 2014

    So only one contestant sponsored!
    My GOd where are the other businesses in DOminica?

    They are older and bigger than Big Edge and Miniyas. Give and you will definitely receive..

  17. Joyous
    November 21, 2014

    I will go to the show next year…girls look encouraging.. Miniyas and BIg Edge you lead and the others follow

  18. Tammy
    November 21, 2014

    Pretty girls….thanks to Big Edge and Miniyas 7-11.. God will bless your businesses. Sometimes I wonder why businesses don’t partner to sponsor contestants. Like the manner in which the two sisters did it….cudos

  19. Queen Show Lover
    November 21, 2014

    Way to go to the Miniyas & BigEdge!! Urging more sponsors to follow through. All the best to all the contestants.

  20. Hmmmm
    November 21, 2014

    Very beautiful girls. Good Luck

  21. Still
    November 21, 2014

    Where is VANALDA ESPRIT????
    5’3 Red skin
    use to live in Mahau

    • Tiny
      November 21, 2014

      Did she register I wonder!

    • Fan
      November 21, 2014

      Did she register I wonder!

  22. bawi92
    November 21, 2014

    Keianna for 2015!!!!!!!

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